As president of urban music at RCA Records, Mark Pitts oversees a roster that includes Usher and Chris Brown. Also under his watch are RCA artists signed to his Bystorm Entertainment: Miguel, Mali Music and newcomer Treasure Davis; as well as J. Cole, who's signed to his management arm. His background includes A&R stints with Bad Boy and Arista Records plus management (the Notorious B.I.G., Nas).

5:00 AM I'm on the train going to the neighborhood gym. My 90-minute exercise routine varies from day to day.

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